While one of the smaller fireworks events to be held in the capital over the summer, the open space of Showa Kinen Park do provide clearer views of the fireworks than some of the more major events in the capital. The Tachikawa Hanabi Taikai attracts over 300,000 into the park each year with many more watching from the surrounding streets and buildings. Entrance to the park is normally about ¥400 for adults but will be free from 5pm on the day of the fireworks; however, it is recommended to arrive before 5pm and pay the entrance fee to secure a good spot as the park becomes extremely crowded from the evening. Minna no Harappa (みんなの原っぱ) in the middle of the park is a good place to aim for. In the event of stormy weather or heavy rains, the event will be cancelled (postponing the fireworks to the following day is unlikely).
Event details are taken from official sources whenever possible. It is always prudent to check the official event website before attending to make sure that there have not been any changes. If you know of an error in the calendar, then please let us know through the contact form.